1922 – Hrishikesh Mukherjee, a renowned film director was born. In his career spanning over 4 decades, he has directed 42 movies, and given a number of blockbuster movies like Satyakam, Chupke Chupke, Anupama, Anand, Abhimaan, Guddi, Gol Maal, Aashirwad, Bawarchi, and Namak Haraam. In 1999, he received Dada Saheb Phalke award,India’s highest award in Cinema for Lifetime achievement, also NTR National award in 2001. He also remained the chairman of the He also remained the chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and of the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC).
1925 – The Indian Succession Act was passed. The Indian Succession Act of 1865 was comprehensively amended and consolidated by the Indian Succession Act of 1925. This act gave Power to the State Government to exempt any race, sect or tribe in the State, but shall not apply if the deceased was a Hindu, Muhammadan, Buddhist, Sikh or Jain.
1980 – Indian Navy’s guided missile destroyer, INS Rajput was accredited.Commodore Gulab Mohanlal Hiranandani was her first commanding officer. INS Rajput is capable of attacking land targets, as well as fulfilling anti-aircraft and anti-submarine roles as a taskforce or carrier escort. During a test in 2005, it tracked Dhanush Ballistic missile successfully. served as a trial platform for the BrahMos cruise missile.
1990 – Shankar Nagarkatte, popularly known as Shankar Nag, a renowned actor and director of kannada movies, died. Shankar Nag is very well know for his directed teleserial, Malgudi Days. Along with these, he was also a Kannada theater person, and co-writer of National award winning Marathi film, 22 June1897.
1993 – An Earthquake of 6.4 magnitude struck Latur and Osmanabad at 03.56 local time. It was a devastating incident which resulted in a loss of nearly 20000 lives and around 30000 injuries. The earthquake around 12 km deep – relatively shallow causing shock waves to cause more damage.